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As many of you know the charter school movement is at the heart of the corporate takeover of our public schools.

Charter schools cherry pick students, falsify records, commit enrollment fraud, close down community schools, destroy jobs, bust up unions and segregate students where we now see essentially a three tiered system— charter schools in affluent neighborhoods lacking students with behavior issues, lacking students with special needs and lacking students who are English language learners- these charter schools tend to have highly qualified credential teachers; then there are the charter schools in low income areas where many teachers are unlicensed and the third tier is everyone else in traditional public schools. Charter schools are draining funds from our traditional public school system.

No student should be rejected from our public schools, yet charter schools reject or counsel students out all the time. This is immoral and shameful. These types of severe discriminatory practices need to be abolished now.

Read about the ugly racist history of the charter school movement here.

Charter schools receive public funds but have private, often secret school boards unaccountable to the taxpayers.

The charter school profiteers have essentially stolen our money and destroyed lives. We will never see the huge amounts of money that has been squandered away- it is gone.

Please share the recent report entitled Charter Schools Cheating Communities Out of Millions.

Enough is enough.

It is time for the people of California to come together and take back our public schools from the profiteers.

A REPEAL is long overdue. The billionaire game is over and we the people are not going to put up with it anymore.

To place a repeal of the charter school act of 1992 on the ballot will require approximately 370,000 signatures. I know more than this number wishes to vote for repeal, but we need to know who you are so we can make this happen.

So, for those of you who are saying YES, it is about time, we need your help and we need to know who you are.

We need to assess that the numbers are there to support this. So, reach out to your friends, your family, your social and/or political groups, and provide us with names, county of voter registration and contact information.

The way this works is that for now we build support, get contact information because once we file the proposed initiative, a clock starts ticking, and we only have 150 days to gather actual signatures. All the signatures must qualify 131 days prior to a statewide election.

So, for November 2016…we must start gathering names now and obtain organizational support…file by early Spring 2016 just to obtain a Title and Summary that allows us to gather signatures and begin gathering actual signatures to qualify for ballot prior to end of June 2016 .

Keep in mind to qualify for ballot is not enough, we need time to promote the initiative before the actual election as well.

Time is of the essence.

So, even if you might not have the time to help spread the word about this, please let us know who we might contact, who might be able to help in this effort. And please at least give us your name and contact information.

Let’s take back our public schools from the profiteers!

Even if you can only provide us with a few names at this point, please do so, every name will count as we move forward.

A recent comment from a signor says it all:

Charter schools come from and encourage racism and other unhealthy separations within American society. We must learn to get along together in better ways. Public schooling helps to achieve this goal.

-Madeline Mueller, Music Department Chair- City College of San Francisco

Remember these are OUR schools built up with our tax dollars, not sitting their to have corporate interests bilk them for millions of dollars. Please sign today that you would vote for a Repeal.

Sign the Petition Today

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  1. You’re greatly mistaken about charter school in general but I appreciate your openness on the page (ha, ha). What makes you think this is not a debatable issue, especially in a public forum? Most public schools are failing and the Common Core curriculum is making thing even worse. Remind me what the graduation rate is currently in California? Why are employers overlooking domestic job candidates in favor of H-1B visa holders?

    I‘m university professor and I see the product trickling out from our public schools. Most college students matriculating into universities cannot seem to write a decent college level essay. My experience tells me that home school students do much better in all aspect of education.

    Sadly, public education is not what it used to be and it’s not necessarily the educator’s fault. In my humble opinion, the fault lies squarely on the shoulders of administrators and unions. Teachers and students seem to be the casualties from the mismanagement fallout. Our son and eldest daughter had fantastic teachers in kindergarten and first grade, however, from second grade on it was all downhill. Besides, if my child can get a better education in the free market, why not? Are you going to eliminate private schools next?

    I did find your article about the abused first grader interesting, however, these attacks do happen in public schools as well. My son was accosted by his third grade public school teacher in front of his entire class. When I approached the principle and public school administration they did nothing to rectify the situation. To add insult to injury, my son was a top performer on the STAR test, so the teacher kept her job and they benefited from his grades to prop the numbers up at the school. That teacher is still teaching in the public schools, though thankfully not in California. After that incident my wife and I withdrew our son and enrolled him in a charter school and have no problems whatsoever. We did the same with our daughters.

    Be fair, frank and, honest. Don’t stifle clear and relevant opinions on your Facebook page. If you’re going to take a position regarding no open debate on your page, you exemplifying precisely what is happening in public school. It’s disingenuous not to allow open debate and hear both sides of the issue. If you gag the dissent your cause will lack transparency you then only offer a one-sided opaque view on the issue. That type of close mindedness is killing K-12 education.

    Thank you for your time.

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